APU

More states working on APU weight exemptions

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

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Beyond Anti-Idling

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

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Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the economy still somewhat shaky, owner-operator and fleet interest in up-front investment in full-function APU technology may be taking a back seat infrastructure improvements and use of electrified truckstop parking space services when needed. For operators who don't already have APUs, ...

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Plugged In

In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.

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Owner-Operator of the Month

Jeff Ledbetter’s self-reliance and creativity have made him a go-to guy for rookies at Hogan Transport.

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Idle-reduction strategy

Understand your habits before choosing the tool to power your downtime.

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No-idle AC System

The Arctic Breeze Truck AC system is a no-idle, split system that does not require an Auxiliary Power Unit.

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Dollars and Sense

Here is a step-by step approach to guide you through the process of buying a used truck and help you make smart decisions.

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Trucker-founded firm gets $450,000 grant

Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to a company that was founded by the 2006 Overdrive Trucker of the Year.

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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